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REGIONAL SOLID WASTE GRANTS PROGRAM Waste Permits Division May 2017
Overview The Regional Solid Waste Grants Program implements section 361. 014 of the Texas Health and Safety Code by passing through appropriated funds to the 24 Councils of Governments (COGs) throughout Texas.
Funding Allocations Funds are distributed to each of the 24 COGs based on a formula taking into account population, geographic area, percentage of solid waste fee revenue generated within each region, and public health needs.
24 Regional Councils of Governments
The COGs use the funds to: • Maintain a Regional Solid Waste Management Plan • Maintain a solid waste advisory committee • Reviews municipal solid waste permit applications and registrations • Provide technical assistance to local governments • Provide education, training, and outreach • Conduct sub-grant pass-through solicitations, awards, and administration
Entities that are Eligible to Apply for Grant Funds • Cities • Counties • COGs • School Districts • Other State authorized districts/authorities with responsibility for solid waste and water quality planning
Eligible Project Categories • Local Enforcement • Litter and Illegal Dumping Cleanup • Source Reduction and Recycling • Local Solid Waste Management Plans • Citizen’s Collection Stations, “Small” Registered Transfer Stations* • Household Hazardous Waste Management* • Technical Studies • Educational and Training Projects • Other Types of MSW Projects (*Certain projects may require additional approval from TCEQ permitting/regulatory programs)
FY 2014/2015 Project Results [CATEGORY NAME] [VALUE]
Questions? Cheryl Untermeyer TCEQ Waste Permits Division 12100 Park 35 Circle MC 126 Austin, Texas 78753 512 -239 -6016 Cheryl. [email protected] texas. gov